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What is a pilot or feasibility study? A review of current practice and editorial policy
BackgroundIn 2004, a review of pilot studies published in seven major medical journals during 2000-01 recommended that the statistical analysis of such studies should be either mainly descriptive orExpand
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Consumer involvement in health research: a review and research agenda.
The involvement of consumers in health research is now Department of Health policy within the UK. Despite the existence of policy directives, there is a dearth of knowledge on the effects of suchExpand
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Health status of Gypsies and Travellers in England
Objective: To provide the first valid and reliable estimate of the health status of Gypsies and Travellers in England by using standardised instruments to compare their health with that of a UKExpand
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Health-related beliefs and experiences of Gypsies and Travellers: a qualitative study
Objective: To illuminate findings of the survey of the health status of Gypsies and Travellers by exploring their health-related beliefs and experiences. Design: Qualitative study of a purposiveExpand
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Estimating the sample size for a pilot randomised trial to minimise the overall trial sample size for the external pilot and main trial for a continuous outcome variable
Sample size justification is an important consideration when planning a clinical trial, not only for the main trial but also for any preliminary pilot trial. When the outcome is a continuousExpand
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Computer Therapy Compared With Usual Care for People With Long-Standing Aphasia Poststroke: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial
Background and Purpose— The purpose of this study was to test the feasibility of conducting a randomized controlled trial to study the effectiveness of self-managed computer treatment for people withExpand
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Computerised cognitive behaviour therapy (cCBT) as treatment for depression in primary care (REEACT trial): large scale pragmatic randomised controlled trial
Study queStion How effective is supported computerised cognitive behaviour therapy (cCBT) as an adjunct to usual primary care for adults with depression? MethodS This was a pragmatic, multicentre,Expand
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Health researchers’ attitudes towards public involvement in health research
Objective  To investigate health researchers’ attitudes to involving the public in research.
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The acceptability of computerised cognitive behavioural therapy for the treatment of depression in people with chronic physical disease: A qualitative study of people with multiple sclerosis
Background: People with chronic physical conditions are at elevated risk of depression. Due to a shortage of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) practitioners, computerised CBT (CCBT) is recommendedExpand
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Health and use of health services: a comparison between Gypsies and Travellers and other ethnic groups
Objectives. To examine the health status of adults from black and minority ethnic groups and from a socio-economically mixed White population, all resident in England. Design. A cross-sectionalExpand
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